Nainital was an old British getaway, in Uttarakhand

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    A school district, India's lake district and now a crowded hill station, Nainital still has some lovely outlying areas...

    Nainital is a popular hill station in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. The slopes of the nearby mountains are most populated, with an elevation ranging from 1940 mts to 2100 meters. The highest point nearby is Naina Peak or China Peak, with an elevation of 2619 mts. Tourism is the most significant segment of the Nainital's economy. You can visit places of interests like Nainital or Naini Lake, Naini Devi Temple, St. John in the Wilderness, Governor's House, Naini Peak also known as China or Cheena Peak or Naina Peak, Tiffin Top or Dorothy's Seat, Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo and Gurney House. And many other places like Laria Kanta, Land's End and Sukhatal.

    Source: Wikipedia

    St Joseph's College Nainital is a day boarding and residential school in Nainital, Uttarakhand, India providing public school education.

    Among its alumni are Lalit Modi of IPL infamy, Jim Corbett of Jim Corbett fame, Naseeruddin Shah, Suhel Seth of Counselage, K. C. Pant, Anil Nanda of Akme / Escorts.

    St. Joseph's College Nainital was established in 1888. The site was the location of a seminary, run by the Italian Capuchin Fathers. The seminary ran for a short while and then reopened as a Catholic school for boys: St. Joseph's College. The school is still referred to as "SEM" (for Seminary). In 1892 four Christian Brothers took formal charge of St. Joseph's College and thus began the involvement of the Christian Brothers in the running of the school.

    St. Joseph's College is one of the 20 educational institutions in India conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a pontifical institute, founded in Ireland in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice - a wealthy Catholic layman, who was beatified in 1996.

    The school located at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level amidst the idyllic surroundings of Kumaon Hills.

    According to Wikipedia:

    St. Joseph's College Nainital was established in 1888. The site was the location of a seminary, run by the Italian Capuchin Fathers. The seminary ran for a short while and then reopened as a Catholic school for boys: St. Joseph's College. The school is still referred to as "SEM" (for Seminary). In 1892 four Christian Brothers took formal charge of St. Joseph's College and thus began the involvement of the Christian Brothers in the running of the school.

    St. Joseph's College is one of the 20 educational institutions in India conducted by the Congregation of Christian Brothers, a pontifical institute, founded in Ireland in 1802 by Edmund Ignatius Rice - a wealthy Catholic layman, who was beatified in 1996.

    Brother T. P. Fitzpatrick, Brother J. P. Murray, Br. O. A. Ballantyne and Br. Beddoe (Vice Principal, Br. Superior) play an active role in the school, taking classes and involving themselves in co-curricular activities.

    Boys : The boys are aged between 6 and 18. Roll strength is about 960, with 360 boarders. New admissions are taken only in classes one and three. There is no intake in any other class. The school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations and prepares students for the ICSE examinations. The school recently started plus-two section for ISC examination.

    Campus and activities: The school located at an altitude of about 2,000 meters above sea level amidst the idyllic surroundings of Kumaon Hills. It has six playing fields, a gymnasium, lawn tennis, 2 squash courts, basketball court, billiard tables, and a swimming pool. The school plays against schools like Sherwood College, St. Columba's etc. in inter-college tournaments. Events like quizzes, debates, declamations and elocution are held regularly.

    School anthem

    You've heard of many a school I trow
    And many a college too
    But there is one that always is
    The best for me 'n you
    'Tis perched o'er Naini's lovely lake
    And our dads were there of old
    For a century and more 'tis known
    As the home of the true and bold"

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